Spain Weighs In on HPV Vaccines

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North Hollywood, California, June 14, 2010AAVP (Association of Affected Young Women by HPV Vaccine) was created to support and assist young women adversely affected by HPV vaccines in response to lack of honest answers from Spanish Health Authorities and members of parliament who tried to convince families that HPV vaccines did not cause side effects. AAVP provides relevant advice and information in the quest for truth about the dangers of Gardasil and Cervarix.

AAVP repeatedly requested Spanish Health Authorities and Prime Minister, Mr. Rodiguez Zapatero investigate HPV vaccine side effects. AAVP requested an interview with Health Minister, Mrs. Jiménez García Herrera. Requests have not even been acknowledged.

In July 2009, an HPV Vaccine Moratory was presented to the Valencian Community Health Council. On 23rd December 2009, 9,500 signatures were presented requesting side effects be recognised by Spanish Health Authorities.

The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Sanitary Products (AEMPS) informed AAVP that there were 508 reports of suspected vaccine adverse reactions as of September 15, 2009. Nobody told us that our daughters could experience: joint/muscle pains, loss of vision, paralysis, headaches, syncope, seizures, dizziness, nausea, or chronic fatigue. The great paradox is adverse reactions Health Authorities denied are included in the product technical leaflet – modified on several occasions – and also in the trials.

Spanish Health Authorities’ careless attitude cannot be justified by claiming ignorance because our daughters were not the first or only ones to have suffered adverse reactions.  Thousands of similar reactions have been reported in the USA, Europe, India, Australia and New Zealand.

AAVP reports:

1.         Cervical cancer death rate in Spain is 2.7/100,000

2.             Long term vaccine efficacy has not been tested

3.         Parents have not been informed about vaccine risks

4.         Use must be with informed consent and complete information about risks and benefits

5.         Exaggerated advertising creates confusion about Gardasil’s benefits

AAVP believes people should be informed of the following:

1.            HPV vaccines do not prevent cervical cancer; at best, they protect against 4 out of 100 HPV strains

2.             Most women infected with HPV do not develop cervical cancer, 90% of infected people clear them in less than 2 years

3.             HPV vaccines will not protect women for life

4.             Women can get other HPV infections that lead to cancers not covered by current vaccines

5.             Women continue to need Pap tests throughout their lifetime

6.             Serious adverse events, including death are associated with HPV vaccines

7.             Advertising campaigns were designed to incite the greatest fear possible to promote vaccination compliance

World Governments and Spanish Health Authorities have convinced women that benefits outweigh the risks.  Yet the effect gained from HPV vaccines cannot be determined for years to come since cervical cancer does not usually affect the young, and booster shots may be required for both vaccines.

People around the world were led to believe the initial vaccines protect a young woman for life. This is just not true. It appears our young girls are part of a huge “experiment.” AAVP now works with to protect our daughters’ health and safety.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.